Pompey in the Community provide Walking Football sessions for people aged 50+ who still have their love for the sport.
The game is small-sided, with no running (on or off the ball), very little contact and kick-ins instead of throw-ins. With less stress on the body and no real sudden change of direction or movements, the game allows the participants to play without apprehension.
Older people in particular have seen many benefits, including lower heart rate and blood pressure, less fat, more muscle and more mobility.
As well as offering health benefits, Walking Football offers social benefits – the opportunity for participants to meet new people, prevent isolation and create interaction for individuals and small groups.
To find out more about Pompey in the Community’s Walking Football team, please fill out the form below.
ReFit is our sports programme delivered in partnership with Society of St James, providing daily leisure activities, including, badminton, football, table tennis, chess club and access to the gym and boxing/fitness sessions.
ReFit also provides pathways into education, volunteering and employment, with NVQ Health & Social Care Levels 2 & 3 also being offered alongside other workplace training initiatives.
Taking part in regular exercise and group activities can significantly improve the quality of life for vulnerable people and our service users report significant improvements in their physical and mental health, self-esteem and social interaction.
To find out more about ReFit, please fill out the form below.